Free educational conference sponsored by Kean University
Program, Friday, October 10, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Keynote address: Dr. Taras Hunczak
Professor Taras Hunczak PhD, professor emeritus of History and Political Science at Rutgers University, is a world-renowned scholar whose primary fields of interest include Ukraine, Russia, Poland and national minorities of Ukraine. He received his PhD from the University of Vienna in 1960 and has authored and edited thirty books on the subject of Ukrainian, Russian and Jewish-Ukrainian relations. He has conducted research on the Holodomor using various sources that include the recently unclassified archives of the former Soviet Union. His other activities included serving in November 1993 as consultant to the CSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and Preventive Diplomacy in Hague, The Netherlands. Dr. Hunczak also received numerous awards in the United States and in Ukraine for his academic accomplishments as well as for his contributions to building civic society in Ukraine.
Debut of a new play on the Holodomor by Susan Halmi, Kean University graduate
Original poetry and art by Kean University students
Lesson plans for high school and middle school students
8:15 - 8:50 a.m. -- Registration and Coffee, University Center Pre-Function Room
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. -- Little Theater, University Center
Welcome: 10-minute film on the Holodomor
Keynote Address: Dr. Taras Hunczak
Debut of "It Began with a Dream," a Holodomor play by Susan Halmi
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. -- CAS 118 - 120
Lesson plan display
Holodomor art display
Ukrainian cultural display
Coffee and babka
11:00 - 11:55 a.m. -- Break-out session one, CAS 450
Discussion with survivors and their children
Video interviews by filmmaker Damian Kolodiy
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. -- Break-out session two, CAS 451
Issues in Teaching about the Holodomor:
Dr. Bernard Weinstein, moderator
Victor Rud, Esq., panelist
Dan Silva, panelist
Break-out session three, CAS 452
"Effect of the Holodomor on Children," Joanna Sliwa, presenter
"Films on the Holodomor for Classroom Use"
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